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Our Peeps: Matthew Cathcart

Our Peeps: Matthew Cathcart

Meet Matthew Cathcart, NH Audubon’s Maintenance Coordinator.

Matthew, during his thru hike, in Colorado, about a thousand feet above Snowmass Lake.

Matthew’s first experience with New England was on a northbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2019, an event that was pivotal in their life story. On the journey north, Matthew fell in love with New Hampshire and relocated from Pennsylvania shortly after successfully walking from Georgia to Maine. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Matthew is a lifelong learner whose background is varied and diverse. He is a published author of two guidebooks (one for the Catskill region of New York, and one for the state of Pennsylvania), has hiked extensively throughout the mid-Atlantic and northeast, cycled around New England, and acquired problem solving skills (and a discerning palette!) from nearly a decade in the brewing industry. Drawing from this eclectic mix of experiences, Matthew brings an organized, assertive, and friendly workflow to the maintenance of NH Audubon’s centers.

Matthew joined our team in the summer of 2022, the day after the McLane Center was struck by a lightning bolt that knocked our alarm systems offline. His poise, friendly demeanor, and problem-solving attitude have been pivotal in keeping our three centers in New Hampshire operational and pristine for staff and visitors alike.  Matthew does everything from cleaning the buildings and performing minor repairs, to coordinating major renovation projects with outside contractors. While Maintenance Coordinator may be an unheralded behind-the-scenes position, Matthew is a full-time, integral part of our team, heralded by the rest of our staff for everything they do to keep our centers functional and welcoming to everyone.